If you’re getting tired with the standard selection of shrubs and flowers in your most recent landscape design, it might be time to try something new by including VINES in your garden.
Advantages of Having Vines In Your Garden
The charming addition of vines to your garden is frequently disregarded. They not only offer more, much-needed color and magic to your yard, but they also provide more shade, screen, and shelter for those times when you want to spend a quiet afternoon reading your favorite fruit.
When you’ve used up every square inch of earth in your garden, you’d undoubtedly appreciate the way that vines make the most of the vertical space available.
The number of vines that can produce edible fruit is also rather large, putting your one garden that much nearer to Eden-like perfection.
Last but not least, vine can be quite helpful in locations where you want to prevent the emergence of deep roots. In your yard, it can act as ground cover and stop erosion on slopes.
Adding Arbors for Your Vine
When people want to include vines in their list of botanical and horticultural jewels, they frequently add one or more arbors to their gardens. Although a vine-covered arbor is a cliched image, none can dispute its aesthetic appeal.
If you share this opinion, simply make sure the wood you chose for your arbor has a rustic appearance—it should be painted, stained, or treated. When searching for an arbor gateway for your garden, keep upkeep costs in mind as well.
The arbor ought to complement your personality, your landscape, as well as the color and structure of your vines. Expect your arbor to be completely covered in vine in a year or two because the majority of vines grow quickly.
When the Vine Twines
Twiners – These are the type of vines that possess very flexible stems which twine around a support – an arbor or even a tree trunk, for instance – and examples of these would be wisteria, morning glory vine and hyacinth bean.
Root Attachment – These are the types of vines that attach its self – rather than twine – to walls, posts, roots or any adhesive disc for support. Examples of these would be the well-known English ivy and a number of forms of Virginia creeper.
Tendril – There are some that have modified stems or leaves that wrap themselves on supports; examples of these would be the popular passion flower – also known as clematis – and sweet pea vines.
Leaners – These vines do not possess any built-in structure that could use another object or plant for support; for that reason, this vine would have to be either tied to or woven through arbors, posts or any other structure. The best example of this type of vine is climbing roses.
Another Classification of Vines
Perennial – Example of perennial vines would be wisteria, Carolina Jessamine, gold honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Annual – Example of annual vines would be moon vine and morning glory
Make sure you truly want to weave various varieties of vines throughout your garden as a decorative element before you begin. After all, vine take a while – roughly a few years – to establish themselves and would appear very ungainly in their early stages. It would be a shame to cut them off if you grow impatient with their sluggish development.
Last but not least, remember that some vine are heavier by nature than others and would require a more durable sort of support for better growth and simpler maintenance.